cade, waterfall; copiousness, plenteousness, Obs. galore, profusion; overabundance, superabundance, plethora, excess, nimiety; superfluity, surplus, a bit of muchness, more than enough; satiety, glut, SI.enough to choke a horse; All Inf. tons, barrels, heaps.
-v. 3. overflow, break the bounds, surge, swell; pour forth, disembogue, debouch; deluge, inundate, pour over; submerge, cover, bury, drown; drench, saturate, soak.
4. overwhelm, overpower, overburden, crush, break [s.o.'s] back; sate, glut, choke, fill up to [s.o.'s] ears; bog down, mire down, swamp.
floodgate, n. 1. water gate, sluice, sluice gate, lock gate; faucet, tap, cock.
2. barrier, obstacle, obstruction, barricade, barrica-do; dam, weir, dike, embankment; moat, tank trap, dragon teeth, Maginot line; fence, barbed wire; gate, door, turnstile.
floor, n. 1. flooring, planking, boarding, parquet; pavement, paving, flagging; foundation, support, groundwork, footing; flat, bed, bottom, ground, earth; story, deck, level.
2. platform, stage, rostrum, stand, scaffold.
3. (of prices or wages) base, base rate, minimum, bottom.
-v. 4. plank, parquet, pave, flag, deck.
5. knock down, fell, prostrate; defeat, conquer, vanquish, quell, subdue; rout, discomfit, overwhelm, SI. mop or wipe the floor with, overrun, trample, Inf. run into the ground; crush, overthrow, smash, thrash, trounce, trim, whip, drub; worst, hash, Inf. lick, SI. cream, destroy, beat, best.
6. Informal, confound, nonplus, perplex, bewilder, baffle; amaze, astound, astonish, startle, stun, daze, dumfound, surprise, confuse, disconcert.
flop, v. 1. Often
flop down fall down, collapse, plump down, Inf. plunk down, drop down, plop down, throw oneself down.
2. Informal, fail, fall flat, miss the mark, SI.bomb. See - fail (def. 1).
3. flap, flutter, oscillate, wave, toss, move to and fro, fly; swing, hang, dangle.
-n. 4. thud, thump, clump; fall, jar, jolt, jerk.
5. Informal, failure, fiasco, no-go, fizzle, Inf. washout; lead balloon, SI.dog, Theat. turkey, SI.bomb, SI. brodie, Inf. clunker, Inf. lemon, Inf dud, SI.clinker, SI.bust.
floral, adj. flowery, abloom, blooming, blossoming; botanical, herbaceous; woodsy, sylvan, arboreous; verdant, verduous, green, grassy, mossy,
florescence, n. blossoming, flowering, flowerage, Bot. anthesis, efflorescence; bloom, blossom, flower, inflorescence, bud, burgeon; development, outgrowth, fruition, maturation.
florid, adj. 1. reddish, ruddy, rubicund, blowzy; high-colored, erubescent, rubescent, blushing; rosy, flushed, glowing, blooming, radiant.
2. flowery, frilly, fussy, busy, ornate, baroque, elaborate, involved, Music, bravura; adorned, decorated, embellished, embroidered, festooned; overdone, overwrought, rococo, arabesque, rocaille; ostentatious, flamboyant, showy, flashy, SI.flash; gaudy, garish, tawdry; (of writing) high-flown, bombastic, rhetorical, figurative, tropical, euphuistic.
flossy, adj. 1. silky, silken, satiny, smooth, velvety, velutinous; downy, fluffy, feathery, plumose; fragile, delicate, gossamer, gossamery, ethereal, airy, light.
2. SI.fashionable, chic, stylish, mod; fancy, dolled-up, dressy.
flounce, v. 1. (all in reference to bodily movement)
twist, turn, jerk, fling, toss, bounce; preen, exhibit,